Are VPN​ Services Worth It?

In order to find out if getting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is the right choice, you first need to find out what it is, and why you would need one.

A simple explanation for a VPN is a middleman in communicating to the internet from your device. If you have a reliable VPN, your data is securely sent through the VPN to the internet. Without a VPN, your data is vulnerable to the wifi network’s owner and hackers that may be on it.

A common reason to subscribe to a VPN service is to simply to have peace of mind while using internet on a public network. Common places where you would use a public internet network include an office, schools, coffee shops, and anywhere else you go. Hackers are getting more advanced by the minute, while public networks are typically not updated with security software for possibly many years. Using simple tactics, hackers can steal personal information, such as passwords and credit cards.

Hackers are not always the reason to invest in privacy. Many wifi networks in public places such as stores and schools, take away your rights to privacy when you join, often enabling them to spy on you at their discretion.

The question remains of where to get a good VPN. VPN’s are sold as a service paid monthly or annually. Choosing a reliable and secure service is a very important step. Price is another important factor since many VPN’s charge unnecessarily high rates just to use their service.

While there are a few great services, the one that ranks higher than the rest would have to be Tunnelbear. Their prices are very friendly to anyone looking to enjoy their privacy. You can register for a free account to use 500 MB for free every month! Other services will only let you try it for a certain period of time, if at all. If you decide to upgrade, their prices are very competitive, with plans starting at $4.16 a month. If you want to support Jo-Co.com and enjoy this amazing VPN, go to VPN.Jo-Co.com to sign up for your free account.

What You Need to Know About iOS 11

  1. The lowest model iPhone that can have iOS 11 is the iPhone 5sScreen Shot 2015-09-09 at 5.26.21 PM
  2. New AR features can be integrated into appsScreen Shot 2017-06-05 at 4.39.57 PM.png
  3. You can pay your friends using Apple Pay in iMessages21564-24792-f2f02594-4658-4215-a997-786170dafc37-l
  4. New automatic Do Not Disturb feature while drivingios_iphone_do_not_disturb_driving_1
  5. Apple Maps add indoor maps for some public placesScreen Shot 2017-06-05 at 4.54.03 PM.png
  6. Apple Music users can now create profiles and follow peopleScreen Shot 2017-06-05 at 4.57.34 PM.png
  7. One handed keyboard makes typing easier when only one hand is availableScreen Shot 2017-06-05 at 4.55.20 PM
  8. You can now customize the Control Center                                                                                  Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 5.00.19 PM.png

Apple vs. Amazon in the Battle of Home Audio

Today, Apple announced it’s HomePod system. The announce of a system like this was expected, but the design was not. The HomePod features a classic iOS 10 like wavelength when Siri is activated. HomePods will be available for sale this December at $349 in either space gray or white colors. An iOS 11 compatible phone is needed for the system to work.

Hey Siri, What Planes Are Overhead?

Sometimes, you see a plane over your head and wonder… “Where is that plane going?” Now you can find out in one easy step.

Okay, enough Mr. Salesman. Activate Siri and just say, “What planes are overhead?” Siri then tells you the flight, altitude, and angle to view from where you are.